Can you enclose a balcony with glass?

Can you enclose a balcony with glass?

Our balcony enclosures can transform your unused balcony space into your favorite place in your home, all year round. On windy, rainy, or cool days, keep the glass closed for a cozy and comfortable solarium with unobstructed views. Slide the retractable glass open easily for fresh air on those beautiful summer days.

How can I enclose my balcony?

There are some quick and easy fixes you can do to enclose your balcony, like using outdoor curtains or installing bamboo roll up blinds. Screens are great for bug control, and netting will make your balcony pet safe. More permanent solutions include premade screen panels or a screen porch awning.

What is balcony glass?

A glass balcony is an elevated outdoor area enclosed by glass surrounds or balustrades. It is the choice of glass to enclose the balcony, rather than, say, metal railing, brick or wood, that gives a glass balcony its name.

What is a balcony enclosure?

A balcony enclosure is a frame fitted to the existing balcony structure that converts it more into an indoor space.

Can you turn a balcony into a sunroom?

Instead of avoiding your balcony for fear of insects, convert your balcony into a three-season or sunroom. This enclosed space can be enjoyed in a variety of climates. Whether you’ll use it as a private room off the master bedroom or an intimate guest space, your balcony remodel will come in handy.

What is a glass wall on a balcony called?

What we call a glass balcony consists of decking, that would be built by your builder, then secured to the deck would be a low wall in very strong glass, more correctly called a glass balustrade and you might or might not have a metal railing, depending on the type of glass balustrade you choose.

What is the difference between a sunroom and a patio enclosure?

A sunroom has inflexible frames, many windows, and is developed as an extension of the homeā€“not a freestanding structure. Beyond the basic definition, sunrooms are often referred to as patio enclosures if they first started out as a paved outdoor space. A true sunroom is built from scratch.

How much value does a balcony add to a house?

Why add a balcony? Balconies are a great way to add value to your home. Properties with a balcony can often demand a premium. A square foot of outdoor space can be worth between 25 and 50% of the price of a square foot of indoor space, which adds a good amount to the selling price of a home.

Do you need planning permission for a glass veranda?

You will only need planning permission if your glass veranda satisfies any of the following conditions: It will be above 300mm in height. It will be located on the roof of your home. It will be larger than 50% of the land that the original house covers.

How do you make an outdoor balcony into a room?

How to Convert Your Condo Balcony into a Room

  1. Cover the floor with balcony deck tiles.
  2. Get comfortable outdoor furniture.
  3. Give your balcony room some privacy.
  4. Add some shade with a balcony umbrella.
  5. Equip your balcony room with lighting.
  6. Decorate the room with cushions and rugs.

How do you make a glass balcony private?

10 Balcony Privacy Ideas

  1. Privacy screens. The most obvious option to start with is to use a privacy screen.
  2. Privacy Plants. A great and more natural option for balcony privacy involves using plants.
  3. Outdoor curtains.
  4. Fake ivy.
  5. Roll-up outdoor shades.
  6. DIY Railing Cover.
  7. Bamboo room dividers.
  8. Outdoor screen enclosure.

What can I cover my balcony with?

Use these shading options for your balcony to get protection from the sun and create a comfortable outdoor space

  • Introduce a pergola.
  • Go for awnings.
  • Buy an outdoor umbrella.
  • Install an acrylic sheet.
  • Hang roller shades.
  • Decorative metal grilles.
  • Add shade with plants.

How thick should a balcony glass be?

Where most balconies or balustrade systems can utilise 10mm toughened (tempered) glass, structural glass balustrades require a much stronger glass panel. A minimum thickness of 15mm toughened glass panel must be employed for structural systems with a handrail even for residential (single family dwellings) properties.

Are glass railings tempered?

Specialized Stair and Rail offers tempered glass of the highest quality. Tempered glass is a kind of heat treated glass that increases surface strength and changes the break pattern. If tempered glass breaks it shatters into tiny cubes for safety reasons.

How thick should frameless glass balustrade be?

Glass Thickness in Balustrades The most common glass thickness in frameless balustrade systems is 17.5mm toughened and laminated for domestic applications.

What type of glass is best to use as railings?

What Glass Types Should Be Used In Glass Railings

  • Annealed Glass.
  • Heat-Strengthened Glass.
  • Tempered Glass.